Friday, July 20, 2012

Blissemas in July

It's my turn for Blissmas and I'm thrilled. I love this bit of cool in the midst of some serious heat. We've not had rain in quite a few days so anything cool and Christimasy is right up my alley.

For my part of the festivities, I thought I'd highlight some of my favorite Christmas tunes. Okay, I'll give. There are two versions of the same song, but start sexy and end sexy is my motto!!

Gary Allan is on my all time favorite sexy singers list. Why? Partly because of this song. Yes. He's got that pleading sound in his voice that just begs for me to hug him and come home. Yanno?

I'm a sucker for emotional songs. This one, Believe sung by Josh Groban, is particularly special because it reminds me of all the times I watched Polar Express with my small person. It also painfully reminds me that the small person won't be small forever. Sniffle.

Okay, enough with the super emo stuff...

Andy Williams will always be one of my traditional favorites. I talk with a friend of mine often about how he was sexy in his prime. I love his version of O Holy Night. Even if you're not in to religious songs, this one is guaranteed to give chills.

And now for a little fun! Little Saint Nick by the Beach Boys has always been a favorite. I thought it was originally recorded by the Muppets (I'm only 33) so I was rather excited to find out it was done by the Beach Boys!

I'll end with the same song I started with, but only because you can't have Christmas and a sad song without Jon Bon Jovi singing this Eagles classic. He brought the sexy back.

And for a special treat for you, here's a snippet from my upcoming release, Sunshine of Your Love:
It’s 1970. The world is in upheaval. Can two people really make a difference and find love at the same time?

Noel Flynt signed up for the Army to carry out his family duty. He never expected the travesties of Vietnam to take their toll on him. He’s coming back to the world he thought he knew, but with everything changing around him, he’s going to have to learn he can’t live in the past.

Cindy Stephens couldn’t wait for Noel to return. She sees the man within the uniform and has loved him for as long as she can remember. But times have changed. She’s not the timid schoolgirl any longer. Can she accept his changes, too? The only constants are time and love.

Reader Advisory: This book contains one war hero, the woman who loves him, lots of hot sex, with a little spanking mixed in for good measure.

Available for preorder here!

“I’m a virgin,” she whispered. Cindy closed her legs and sat up. “Surprised?” She dipped her head, letting her hair fall in front of her face. “Sorry. Yes, I’m on the pill, but I’m still a virgin.”

Holy hell, it was a surprise, but he welcomed the new information with open arms. She wanted him to be her first. Fuck, yes. Noel unfastened his belt and jeans.

She covered her breasts and brought her knees together. “You’re not upset?”

“Why would I be upset?” Noel knelt in front of her. “I’m honoured. I can’t say it won’t hurt, but I am damned proud to be your first.” He tapped her thigh. “You don’t have to be sorry. I want to make you feel good.”

Noel spread her legs and kissed the inside of her knee. Cindy kept her attention on him as she eased down on to her elbows. Her lips parted.

“Beautiful.” Noel trailed his fingers up and down her skin, stopping short of touching her pussy. The scent of her flowery perfume lingered on her skin. Cream glistened on her labia. Using the tip of his tongue, he licked long strokes over the slick skin.

“Oh, my!” Her hands fluttered and her bracelet jingled on her wrist.

Noel dragged his lips over her clit and eased her all the way down on the bed. He grabbed her hands and placed them on his head. “Touch me, Sunshine.”

She peeked at him. More liquid heat covered her pussy. Her nipples beaded. Cindy writhed in time with his licks and rewarded him with soft moans. Noel hummed against her clit. “This might hurt.”

When she nodded, he eased one finger into her sweet channel. Her pussy walls clamped down on him. Oh, hell. The tight fit was heaven.

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Lucy Felthouse said...

Christmas songs are okay for a while, but the UK seems to totally overdo and play them from the beginning of November, so by Christmas we're sick of them! (Except Victoria maybe, she loves it!).

Fab excerpt, too!

lucy at lucyfelthouse dot co dot uk

Wendi Zwaduk and Megan Slayer said...

They start here in the states the day after Halloween if we're lucky. Sometimes earlier than that. Yeah, I get sick of it, but i like these songs so for July it works. :-)Thanks for stopping by Lucy!

Anonymous said...

Over here, it seems like Christmas songs stop right at the I *have* always been fascinated by the UK and Christmas songs, Lucy, especially the craziness of trying to get to number one on Christmas on Top of the Pops. (I have a glam-rock video that includes some Christmas TOTP stuff...Wizzard's segment looked pretty fun, with the roller-skating angel and the guy in the gorilla suit throwing pies.)


Susan W. said...

We have a local redio station that only plays Christmas songs from the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas day evening. Most of the other stations hit and miss with the songs so it's nice that you can choose to listen to all Christmas (my Aunt!) or not. I do like the old Andy Williams songs. I grew up watching his Christmas specials. What memories!


nancy said...

One of my favorite Christmas songs is Brenda Lee's Rockin Around the Christmas Tree. I used to have that in my 45 records collection. Alas, no longer have collection nor the player needed for them. During the season I gnash my teeth every time I hear Little Drummer Boy, just typing the name makes me cringe. Heck yeah I would like some book bucks.

The Scarf Princess said...

I LOVE that Beach Boys tune (and yes, the Muppets did a great version)! Great excerpt and intriguing time period for a story, the Vietnam War isn't dealt with much in stories. Thanks for the giveaway!

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Tina B said...

Loved all of the songs, but Bon Jovi is hot! I need to get that song!
I try to wait until after Thanksgiving to listen to them though. That way I can enjoy it and not get tired by the time Christmas comes around. Chubby gets annoyed though. Lol.
That cover is gorgeous! Very eye catching. And the excerpt is HOT!! Thank you for sharing.
trb0917 at

Shadow said...

Great songs!! I do love Christmas music. Ive never really been big on the holiday itself, but the it! lol Its hard not being cheery and listen to it. Thank you for the awesome Blissemas and fun! ;)